Midnight Film Festival is an event founded by filmmakers for filmmakers.

Midnight Film Festival aims to highlight the work of indie and student filmmakers and creators from all around the globe. We wish to create events where people can come together for a night of community, networking, collaboration, and fun. We at Midnight Films know how challenging it can be to produce your own material from conception to completion, and we want to provide an opportunity for hardworking filmmakers to celebrate their achievements and the success of others.

*PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE SUBMITTING*
We are excited to open up submissions for our Second Year! This season we will accept content in the following categories:

Featurettes (up to 50 minutes)
Short Narrative Films (up to 30 minutes)
Short Documentary Films (up to 30 minutes)
Short Animated Films (up to 30 minutes)
Short Car-Themed Films (up to 30 minutes)
Short Dance Films (up to 30 minutes)
Webisodes and Digital Content (up to 20 minutes)
Short Student Films (up to 30 minutes)
Micro Shorts (up to 3 minutes)
Music Videos
Screenplays (up to 30 pages)

This season we will have multiple locations and multiple dates for our screenings. Those locations and dates will be announced closer to the event dates. The event date and location on FilmFreeway coincides with our first event for the 2020 season. Please be sure to keep an eye on your e-mails and our social media pages for any and all updates.

All events will be ticketed events.

Please check us out on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/MidnightFilmsNY/
& Join our private Facebook Community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2236979622984802/

Midnight Films is proud to be sponsored by Final Draft Screenwriting Software.

If you are "OFFICIALLY SELECTED" you will be screened at our festival.
Award Winners will be selected for the following categories:

BEST FEATURETTE
BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
BEST CAR-THEMED SHORT
BEST DANCE SHORT
BEST DIGITAL CONTENT
BEST STUDENT FILM
BEST MICRO SHORT
BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Honorable mentions will be given for the following categories:
BEST ACTOR
BEST ACTRESS
BEST EDITING
BEST DIRECTING
BEST SOUND DESIGN
BEST SCREENPLAY

FOR OUR SCREENPLAY CATEGORY:
3 Screenplays will be chosen to be included in our TABLE READING series where writers can have actors perform their work for a small audience and receive valuable feedback. This will give writers the opportunity to hear their work out loud, have a discussion about their work, and answer any questions the audience might have.

Winners will have the opportunity to upload their work to our digital distribution partner, Cinistream. Cinistream offers digital distribution solutions for filmmakers. Each FIRST PRIZE WINNER will receive a FREE DOWNLOAD of FINAL DRAFT'S latest Screenwriting Software.

To submit a film you must own the rights to the film.
Films submitted to us may be screened at official screenings.
Posters and/or trailers of your film may be used on our social media platforms to promote the festival and your film.
All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles.
Posters are required for your film in order to promote this screening.
All copyright issues regarding the screened films reside with the films rights owners.
By submitting you agree to the terms and conditions and to receiving marketing newsletters and discounts about film festivals. We will never sell your information to 3rd parties.
All budgets accepted.
You do not have to be present to have your film screened or to receive an award, however, we will not ship certificates, prizes, or trophies. Thank you.

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  • Katie Supplee

    I am so happy to have been chosen by The Midnight Film Festival for an Official Selection title! Although I did not attend the event in person, they were very good at communicating and their social media presence made me feel very welcome and included! Definitely submit to this great fest!

    March 2019
  • What a great Festival and fantastic and massive Kudos to Frieda and the whole team for the Midnight Film Festival! The communication was top notch, very welcoming and a terrific first year success. Highly recommended. Very Filmmaker Friendly!

    February 2019
  • Junior Day

    Freia was a great host and even though I couldn't be there I managed to catch it on the livestream which was really great for international applicants. Will definitely be submitting again!

    January 2019
  • Madison Calicchia

    What an amazing festival! Freia is a true superstar, and it was such an honor and pleasure to be a part of the festival. The venue and team were great, and it was a fantastic experience for networking and discussing our work. Can't recommend it more highly!

    January 2019
  • Jon Rehr

    Freia Titland and her friendly team put on a really fun and casual film festival. There was a great crowd to watch all the films and winners won actual awards and prizes which was really nice. There was a bar on hand to keep things loose and the whole event never seemed to drag on like some film festivals do.

    If you are lucky enough to get your film selected to be screened at this film festival you must attend in person!

    January 2019